Hate intensity in music? Looking for a thrilling, catchy and strangely unusual music - then the soundtrack of â€˜Heyy Babyyâ€™ perhaps illustrates some of these characteristics. If Sajid Khan is synonymous with hardcore humor, expect Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to follow suit and adopt the same style. Sameer seems quite hesitant to join in the bandwagon but one feels that he also makes a big jump in new territories of non-suffocating but all extremely funky music.
With a title like â€˜Heyy Babbyâ€™, donâ€™t become sophisticated in tastes, genres and choruses! And never forget that itâ€™s Sajid Khan first baby, which is backed by Sajid Nadiadwala â€“ so expect a good delivery in safe hands.
No, they are not crazy by starting tracks with detailed vowelsâ€™ choruses chanting â€˜Oooâ€™ and â€˜Aaaâ€™ in repeated modes until some funky beats melt with the electro-techno and hip-pop genres. A cocktail of all sorts â€“ with the fast-paced background music, the multiple choruses screaming â€˜Hey, Baby, Baby Baby I Need You!â€™ and some crazy voices heard from nowhere. If one is addicted to consistency and methodology in music, then donâ€™t go into deep analysis of this one.
The beauty of this weirdly addictive title track is the mixture of techno sounds, totally â€˜out-of-their mindsâ€™ choruses, bits and pieces of unknown languages recited by the chorus and the impact of the singers (Loy Mendonca, Neeraj Sridhar, Pervez Quadir and Raman) rendition. An improvisational feel is felt throughout the track. The chunky and happening beat in the background mixed with the synthesizer sounds add to the ambience! A smashing song!
(Additional Details: Girl Band do sound very much like â€˜Bardotâ€™ - another foursome band from Australia, who broke up in 2002 after delivering hit singles like â€˜ASAPâ€™ and â€˜I Need Somebodyâ€™)
(Girl Band: Renee Armstrong, Patrice Tipoki, Renee Borgh and Jessica Smith. Artists Courtesy from Sony-BMG)
The stunning thing about the remix of Heyy Babby (The Big 'O' Remix) is its distinct sounds and treatment! Prolific DJs? The propulsive rhythm is extended in all segments of the track; creating a dashing and sensational sound. Additional female voices (in different tones) are heard and the precious and crazy choruses are not deleted! Sounds and sample music from the hit tracks like â€˜Pump Up the Jamâ€™ and â€˜Get Upâ€™ from the late 80â€™s popular band â€˜Technotronicâ€™ can be heard in the background. DJ Whosane is quite cunning after all! An eclectic remix all the way!
The trio didnâ€™t worry much about â€˜Jaane Bhi Deâ€™ and it shows as the track is too weak to be analyzed. Too light in comparison to the title track, itâ€™s almost incomprehensible to decipher as the composition is somehow way too much funky and too ordinary. The approach in composing the basic tune is understood but the final product is really weird. Sameerâ€™s over-simplistic lyrics need to be highlighted for discussion. Overall, Shankar Mahadevan and Loy Mendonca try their best in the singing department to make it quite entertaining.
â€˜Jaane Bhi De - Hiphop Hiccup Remixâ€™ is clearly a hiccup remix! DJ Whosane misses the target this time.
Rich in emotions, â€˜Meri Duniya Tu Hi Reâ€™ is arguably one of the best composed songs coming from these three rocking dudes. What makes the song really tick is its delightful chorus - which contains a certain charm to it. The opening music sequence is also very pleasing â€“ one can feel that warmth and affection of a baby by the playing of the chimes. No doubt that Sameer has written some touching lyrics. Sonu Nigam, Shaan and Shankar Mahadevanâ€™s voices display the love they have for the baby and they render each line with such sincerity. A nice little tune emerges amid the regular sounds of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy â€“ a simple and tender track to cherish.
(Additional Details: One of the rare songs where three very talented singers, who have made a name for themselves, contribute together)
Something is definitely missing in â€˜Dholnaâ€™ â€“ as one cannot explain how Sonu Nigam and Shreya Ghoshal sound so ordinary in this track. Though a plethora of music instruments e.g. harmonium and tabla, have been used, the track doesnâ€™t really go anywhere near the much-better composed tracks like â€˜Bol Na Halke Halkeâ€™ from Jhoom Barabar Jhoom from the stable of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy. Picturised on Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan, the track relies solely on its choreography to sustain itself as it sounds too routine. It also shares striking resemblances to some portions of the â€˜mastiâ€™ tracks of Salaam-E-Ishq, especially in the middle parts.
â€˜Dholna â€“ Love Is In The Air Remixâ€™ by DJ Whosane is much different from the regular â€˜high-on-beatsâ€™ remixes or DJ Akbar Samiâ€™s remixes. The placement of the beats is very appropriate and it keeps the right flow of the song, without affecting the romantic mood.
The choice of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy was done by Sajid Khan who feels (as he stated in an interview) that these three guys are the most original composers around. Agreed that originality is important but versatility, while being equally original is another decisive factor in churning out a solid release.
The album resounds with life â€“ a strong feeling of positive vibes, emotions, love, friendship and sometimes the desire to flirt. Though common, Sameerâ€™s lyrics fit the bill. Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy has been very adventurous in areas like the chorus â€“ which has been aptly and continuously used in the movie although the background music is composed by Salim-Sulaiman. Predictable tracks in terms of music and arrangements include â€˜Mast Kalandarâ€™ and â€˜Dholnaâ€™.
However, the trio impresses with the techno savvy arrangements and delivers for a Sajid Nadiadwala production. This in no way means that Shankar-Eshaan-Loy has matched Anu Malikâ€™s superlative work in Jaan-E-Maan â€“ which is considered one of the best soundtracks coming from Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment. The minor stumbles would have to be the missing emotional and affectionate love song and also the lack of better electrifying remixes. The soundtrack of â€˜Heyy Babyyâ€™ offers no shortage of fun â€“ grab one if you are looking for 100% fun!